I suspect good sir that you do not take New Scientist nor watch "Vintage Voltage". I would also not be surprised that you think Covid vaccination is a plot?You mean forcing people to buy a brand new heavily polluting electric car even before their old one has worn out to save the planet. But they forget to tell you the electric thats needed will be produced by oil, coal and gas as well.
They are stopping everybody using gas, oil, coal, wood and turf to heat their homes.
You name it and they will ban it. Admittedly if the charger thing really is a good idea then I can go with that.
Dave, I am 100% behind reducing waste and saving the planet, but I don't think these chargers are in the 80% part of the proglem. In fact, I probably have the original charger from my iPhone 3G and have not had to buy a spare in a long time, if ever. I do have a collection of various USB chargers with 3 different mini ends, however, so if I were hedging bets, I would have some money on the "USB-C won't be the last" horse as well.Well! I AM surprised at you two! Have you read the full details of the link? The main thrust of the legislation is to reduce electronic waste.
Then, there can be no man Jack/Jill here older then 30 that does not either have a dozen redundant phone chargers with 7 different connectors or who has binned same.
"Imposing a cost on a company" FFS! It is THEY that were rooking us. You HAD to buy their charger because a Motorola or a Nokia did not fit.
One snag that I thought of was guitar pedals that use a battery switch on the co ax power socket. However, a moments thought and I came up with a USB C to co ax adapter. I dare say such a thing exists already and costs peanuts.
We simply cannot go on plundering and shitting up the planet for baubles that no one really needs. We have to mine that 57M tons of waste.
Make that three!
This I believe has been a known plan for Apple's next products.p.s. I would not be surprised if Apple simply does away with the port. The new models have wireless charging (USB-C 3.1 power connected!), and they don't include a charger or wired earbuds anymore. So, I expect they'll just plug the hole in the EU and say buy AirPods (or your choice of BT buds) and use a wireless charger.
The chargers I misunderstood and agree one charger fits all is a good idea.Pinky has given one good reason, stopping us getting ripped off. Maybe some here are to young to know this but when mobile phones first became popular, i.e. small, low power devices, each maker 'invented' a unique power connector. They did not even work across models. I have a Nokia 201 that uses a tiny, ~1mm coax plug I cannot source. My wife's Nokia 301 uses a micro USB connector. My Fuji A180 camera uses a tiny D shaped port (for data) but there is easily enough space for USB C. Have to buy THEIR cable see?
Modern DC-DC converters are cheap and so we only need a few distinct voltages from PSUs. I suggest 5 V and 12V. Bigger more powerful stuff can be 24V. The DEVICE should be made tolerant of the supply not the other way around.
Electric cars do not "pollute". Yes they need to be charged from the mains supply but even coal fired power stations are vastly more efficient than an ICE. In UK some 60% of our electricity comes from zero Carbon sources, mainly wind with some solar and nuclear. UK is aiming to be Carbon zero in a decade or so (though the Putin abomination might cause coal to be used temporarily rather more for a time)
We HAVE to have rules and standards and we owe it to our children and their children to not fuck up this world any more than we have already. I live in the country that spawned the industrial revolution and that made a few people very very rich but killed thousands and put millions in effectively slave poverty. Some body has to stand up and say "stop!"
Whatever I can hardly read it.The reduced text is just your quotes copy pasted Dave.